Maze Runner: The Death Cure (**) blows up with a fizzle

O'Brien gives it the old college try this time out. There are no other performances that approach anything more than competence. It feels more like Battle for the Planet of the Apes than Shakespeare.

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (***) – There’s always someone saying don’t worry about it

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Director Wes Ball Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Giancarlo Esposito, Alexander Flores, Aidan Gillen, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Alan Tudyk, Patricia Clarkson Screenplay T.S. Nowlin based on the book by James Dashner The very first thought I have when thinking about the title of the 2nd in The Maze Runner series is the … Continue reading Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (***) – There’s always someone saying don’t worry about it

The East is inspired nonsense

The East - 2013 Director Zal Batmanglij Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Jamey Sheridan Screenplay Batmanglij and Marling In the life of a young, independent filmmaker, you only get so many chances.  Batmanglij has been working with Brit Marling since they went to Georgetown together.  Their work together has created enough interest with the film The Sound … Continue reading The East is inspired nonsense

One Day: One wishes it to be over early

One Day - 2011 Directed by Lone Scherfig Starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott Written by David Nicholls Early on, one gets a sense of the game they are being subjected to with One Day: what if we made When Harry Met Sally, but instead of making random check ins  throughout … Continue reading One Day: One wishes it to be over early